November 2, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Former POW Addresses Crowd at Vietnam Veterans Salute (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, former POW Everett Alvarez, Jr. addresses the crowd gathered for Montgomery County’s salute to its Vietnam veterans at The Universities at Shady Grove on Oct. 24th. Alvarez was the first American aviator shot down over Vietnam and was held a prisoner of war for 8 1/2 years.

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October 30, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Tom Murphy Says “Sacrifice” Binds Veterans Together (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Tom Murphy, a Vietnam veteran, addresses the audience gathered for Montgomery County’s salute to its Vietnam veterans. Tom Murphy was awarded the Purple Heart. He is the first Vietnam veteran to be elected president of the Maryland State Bar Association.

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October 24, 2015 | Sonya Burke

U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen at Vietnam Veterans Salute (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen was one of the speakers at Montgomery County’s salute to its Vietnam War veterans on Oct. 24th at the Universities at Shady Grove. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Congressman Van Hollen described the event as an incredibly moving gathering. Take a look:

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October 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Bethesda Resident Entertained the Troops in Vietnam as a Donut Dollie (VIDEO)

Bethesda resident Karel Robertson was a nurse at the Cornell Medical Center in 1970 when she heard a radio report about a bombing in Cambodia. She had known a number of young men who had been drafted and she wanted to do something to help them in Vietnam but not as a nurse. She found […]

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August 18, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Damascus Makes Money’s Top 50 Places to Live List, Residents React

UPDATED A Montgomery County town has been included on Money magazine’s top 50 best places to live in the United States list. Coming in at number 31, Damascus is lauded for it’s “top-notch” schools, and its Damascus Art Festival. Damascus resident Chris Bonvillain has called the town home for 28 years. “Damascus is a gem,” […]

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May 29, 2015 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Plans a Salute for Vietnam Veterans

The Vietnam War—which changed the lives of those who fought and altered the political scene back home—ended for the United States in 1975. On Saturday, Oct. 24, Montgomery County officials plan to honor the men and women who served their nation at that time with a special program. County Executive Ike Leggett (who is a […]

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